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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Jul 6, 2011 1:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: gd10/28/90 Le Zenith

thanks for the detailed summary, much appreciated! i just checked my list of the GD shows that i have from '90, and it seems i have several shows from march, several shows from july (including that 7/18 deer creek), and then a few scattered shows from the rest of the year, altho 3 of the MSG shows, the 15th, 18th & 20th, which i think i'll move to my harddrive and give a listen to, maybe i'll hear something i like, ha ha

seriously, thanks for the reply, i've copied it for future reference

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Poster: bkidwell Date: Jul 6, 2011 3:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: gd10/28/90 Le Zenith

Thanks, I hope you enjoy some of the shows! For me, the 1990 band is the "Good ol Grateful Dead" - it was that 7/18/90 tape that was the first bootleg I ever heard, probably just a few months after the performance. Starting with the Terrapin (still one of my favorite all-time versions) and on through the Morning Dew, it pretty much blew me out of my chair and stamped the lightning bolt on my skull for life. Since that tape was my "primal" Dead experience, all of the controversial issues like Jerry's old man voice, midi-synth space jams, were part of what I liked on first hearing. Later listening over the years convinced me (like everyone else) that the 68-74 band was even more amazing, but I've never had the difficulty that heads who started out in the olden tymes had in accepting the changes in sound and style.

That "Other One" still astounds me, with Phil and Jerry just ripping these huge intertwined cascades and the drummers making the driving rhythm twist like a snake. From my perspective as a listener now, I can also hear the connection across the decades between the distinctive post-Terrapin jam and the free grooves of the early 70s. Something about this show has always had a really live-wire, edgy psychedelic, bitter taste on the tongue kind of feel to me. I am often drawn back to it, and I enjoy the diversity of sources on the archive, the auds capture some of the sharp tang nicely. I'm cranking

http://www.archive.org/details/gd90-07-18.neumann-fob.gardner.7358.sbeok.shnf

right now and the Morning Dew is just saturated and glowing red hot. Still reaches out and grabs me by the throat.

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Poster: hammerfire Date: Jul 8, 2011 10:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: gd10/28/90 Le Zenith

Hi bkidwell, I could not agree with you more about hearing '90 first and therefore never having the problem accepting the greatness of that time period for the band. For me '90 is my fave year '86 to '95

In fact, oddly enough I think you and I used to be in a band together (it's Dave by the way)

I deduced this from your screenname and the the musical knowledge apparent from some posts of yours I have come across

If so - how's it going, man? :)